Cucumbers Recalled in 14 States Due to Salmonella Concerns

The FDA is conducting research to determine if the sample is related to "an ongoing Salmonella outbreak investigation"

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Cucumbers recalled

Cucumbers shipped in bulk to 14 states have been recalled after it was discovered that they could be contaminated with salmonella.

On May 31, Fresh Start Produce announced in a press release issued by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that "whole cucumbers" shipped to “retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributors” in certain states have been recalled after a product sample tested positive for salmonella at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

The states include: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Cucumbers recalled

The recalled produce are dark green, roughly 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter and 5 to 9 inches in length.

Fresh Start Produce Sales claims that the cucumbers "are unlikely in the marketplace" but notes that "anyone with the recalled product should not consume it and should destroy and discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a refund."

The company has reached out to stores that purchased the recalled product and requested that they are taken off shelves.

The press release also states that the FDA is conducting research to determine if the sample is related to “an ongoing Salmonella outbreak investigation.”

Symptoms of salmonella can include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It can be serious in children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems, but some people experience no symptoms and "most healthy people recover within a few days to a week without specific treatment, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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"In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis," Fresh Start Produce said in a statement.

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Cucumbers recalled

In April, Trader Joe’s recalled its Infinite Herbs Organic Basil in several New England and eastern states after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) received reports of salmonella infections linked to the product.

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At the time, the CDC and FDA said in a press release that 12 people across seven states have been infected with an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infection. Seven of the eight people who provided information noted that they had been exposed to the fresh organic basil purchased from the retailer before becoming ill.

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